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More than 20,000 people in Taiwan die from cigarette smoking every year, said the Ministry of Health and Welfare, warning that smoking is also highly linked to drug abuse among youngsters.
 
More than 6,000 people died of diseases exacerbated by excessive exposure to particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) in Taiwan last year, according to research by National Taiwan University released Thursday.
 
The lucky ones who survive Ebola may suffer potentially blinding vision problems, hearing loss and joint pain for months afterward, medical experts reported on Wednesday.
 
The number of cases in Taiwan's worst dengue fever outbreak on record has risen to 40,593 since the start of May, with 199 new cases recorded Saturday, according to statistics released Sunday by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
 
The number of cases in Taiwan's worst dengue fever outbreak on record has now exceeded 40,000, according to statistics released by the Central Epidemic Command Center yesterday.
 
The number of new dengue fever infections increased by 301 on Tuesday, bringing the total since the start of May to 39,651, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
 
Rio badly polluted, even far offshore: AP test
Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.
 
AP test: Rio Olympic water badly polluted, even far offshore
Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.
 
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove -- using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
 
TB case shows difficulty diagnosing, treating infants
When a 2-year-old returned sick from a visit to India, U.S. doctors suspected tuberculosis even though standard tests said no. It would take three months to confirm she had an extreme form of the disease -- a saga that highlights the desperate need for better ways to fight TB........
 
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